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the technology is changing how we communicate. >> guest: yes and no. there's this assumption that the tape knowledge she had computers and mobile phones are changing the ways we write to each other because we're supposedly using abbreviations and acronyms and emoticons. if you're a young teenage girl you're using a blog. there may be a handful of these kinds of shorthand and emoticons commonly used. not nearly as many as the press would have you believe. what is changing is the way you read, the ways we write. i'll tell you what they mean by that in a second. our social relationships are changing incredibly and i'm going to suggest our personal individual psyches are changing. so let's start with how we read. it's pretty clear is what you read things on the screen, whether it's a laptop or even reader for tablet computer or mobile phone company don't go quite this family as you do when you read a hard copy. in fact, that's the subject of my next book. but what we know already is you tend to skim or worse to use the find function comes here when i'm just a word and you look at that little s
>> america a university professor naomi baron is technology changing how we communicate? >> guest: yes and no. there is the assumption that technologies of computers and now mobile phones change the ways that we've right to each other because he supposedly huge use emoticons and abbreviations that we are not using that many but if maybe if you are using a lot if you are a young teenage girl but these kind of better commonly used and not as many as the press with the dust to believe but what is changing is the ways in which we read or write but our social relationships are changing and all also personal and individual psyches. >> host: walk us through those four things. >> guest: how we read. what is clear what you see on the screen with a laptop or the tablet computers or mobile phone or e-reader you don't do it the same way as a hard copy. that is the subject of the next book. i am doing research. but you tend to skim or the find function just zeroing in on the word and you look at the little snippet of what was written and ignore the concept. but we do know that when you read a
. and until that is changed, nothing about the real dignity and integrity and quality of capable change, which is why i insist on the same rights. it's the thing i keep coming back to in the book and in what i have heard before and however argued. c-span: why, what is different about the way the state of kuwait treats case? >> it is in limbo right number. abortion essentially what is happening is quite complicated. eric reuter process of a trial and appeals based on a case in which gay people have argued it is unconstitutional under the hawaii constitution. this has been temporarily upheld pending the process. strangely and interestingly, the legislature has not acted that aggressively and ethanol at this point to stop this possible legality. the argument is interesting. the argument is not about kate people. the argument is in fact about sex discrimination which is a brilliantly ingenious argument which. it is that if meg and elisabeth's want to get married and they are denied it, they're being denied it because the woman is not a man. she is being discriminated against. and the other argumen
change. a bright young people back to the fellows and teach florescent shop owners how to use social media and how to learn new skills. they created a program to encourage rather than by local products. they are a great example of young people not in cities, not in the spotlight during the son of hard work to move issues forward and make impact. people like him are represented in the over the country who have been newly empowered to create change. >> host: looking back over the course of history, every generation is known for something. what do you think the millennial generation will be known for in 50 years? >> guest: we will be known as the people who pushed the country and world in a better direction to help her in the world and a little bit of a course correction for most than good i don't think the generation of solve every problem in the world. are definitely on a good course to help change some of the ways for thinking about our world to be more responsible social minded good to waste the push businesses, successes we've had of toppling dictators all over the world are pretty
? is a good question to ask because wild times and technology in many species have changed since president reagan was in office, the important fundamentals, does this speak to where we as americans have not appeared every part yesterday yesterday, governor jeb bush understands this. it's one of the reasons after having left the office about six years ago he remains an extremely horrid national loosen the republican party. as we prepare to welcome the governor to this stage, let's first take stock of use that we know were of vital importance to ronald reagan and scrape them up against the word indeed as jeb bush on the same critical topics today. what are the fundamental issues? must begin with tax. we know ronald reagan spent much of his life trying to cut for the average american. he was convinced it is the man or woman on the street didn't understand their dollar more wisely than the federal government. when governor jeb bush was in office, he cut taxes some floridians $20 billion. let's talk about the size of government. when matt mccomas in the wake has house come he to medically reduc
we've got to change the structure because we are killing the very things that made us great. i wrote this book, not anything i hope to get out of it. i hope to awaken people to what happened. we can have that going on. what do they look like? >> well, hank greenberg, truly an icon of american dismissed. this book, "the aig story" is a must-read for those who are can learn and care that he had tended consequences of governmental regulation of industry, particularly financial institution in the future of the american economy. thank you for coming today. [applause] >> now ian morris looks at the development of civilizations of the past 15,000 years and uses current measurement for human development to explain what the center for advancement due from the east to the west. this is an hour and 15. >> good evening. i am heidi hsu, president of world affairs council washington and it's my pleasure to welcome me to the world affairs council domain of world affairs today. thank you for joining us for a discussion with ian morris, author of "the measure of civilization." ian morris is a p
it is a statistic. that very, very you rare book that it actually changes people's lives. it actually change the culture. more recently only reflecting the lives of the people for not talking about working-class women who had no choice but to work along. and not talking about people sexual preferences may have already found themselves obscure . the what i want to do today a little bit is talk about the ongoing power of this. in the recently talked to my undergrads at nyu. some of whom are here in this audience who do not ever hesitate to tell me if something is boring, irrelevant. no longer worthy of their important attention. so it is actually kind of amazing to me that the class from pumps life. the book focuses on in really interesting ways. want to talk about the new feminine mystique. i want to talk about the old feminine mystique. it's complicated. we obviously live in a world that has been formed by both this book and the movement that followed it. most of us who were for an after the feminine mystique came out. it's hard enough to imagine those days little. i just think about the rap
the argument that it actually changed people's lives and that it actually changed the culturement of it's also come under criticism more recently for not, for only reflecting the lyes of a very -- lives of a very small group of people, for not talking about working class women who had no choice but to work all along and not talking about people of other sexual preferences who may have already found themselves kind of askew or outside of conventional life. but what i want to do today a little bit is talk about, um, the ongoing power of this classic. and i recently taught this book to my undergrads at nyu, a couple of who are here in this audience, who do not ever hesitate to tell me if something is boring,er v.a. relevant, dated, no longer worthy of their important attention. [laughter] so it was actually kind of amazing to me that in this class, the class really came to life. and the book sort of spoke to them in really interesting ways. so i want to talk about the new feminine misstocks that are oppressing us -- mystiques that are oppressing us still, and i want to talk about the old feminine
of that change -- to the first part of the book we touch on that. well we meant to the country overall. a couple of vignettes of this that all talk about briefly. a book written on something. a book about a russian sub that went down in the northwest pacific the russians to know where was. they wanted to recover it. code books were important. the technology was important. it was decided they would try and recover. the median my apartment, the general counsel of the cia, is deputy, the deputy of howard hughes. a very large vessel to hold in the center that would scoop this up. then you had to think about what if the russians decided what we were doing was looking for the submarine. what would happen if they fired on us? could not bring this tool id. we knew. put it on the beach. that was not going to work. so we had to take the pacific islands that was obviously in the european position. bill the report. we provided the insurance without operation. there are many gabonese that have the vision was still, the underwriting skill to take on a project like that. i happen to be -- while the operation w
successfully attacked. the scientists propose any -- an incredibly simple change. they said change the setting of the depth charges from 130 feet to 25 feet, only attack them after 15 seconds which would ensure that when they did carry an attack on the target would be both at the right depth and the right place because u-boat had f-15 second window and would not have time to take evasive action and zigzag. the scientists calculated this would increase the successful kill rate of 1% to 10%. this incredible knew wonder weapon known new weapon are gizmo. and sure enough when their results were implemented it was almost exactly a factor of ten. it took some convincing the results were undeniable. that change alone transformed the entire cost some tense formed the anti-submarine from a failure to a decisive battle. and by the summer it effectively knocked the boats out of the war ended toward the success the following year. repeatedly a similar group of scientists were established by the u.s. navy after america's entry into the war produced equally prodigious results doubling, tripling, or even mor
very fine people at the time. all of that changed. the first part of the book touches on that. but they show what we meant to the country overall. there's a couple of vignettes i will talk about briefly. there is a book written on something called tacloban marine. a book about a russian said that went down in the northwest pacific and the russians didn't know where wes. they looked and looked and couldn't find it. the u.s. to exactly where it was and wanted to recover it because it was a nuclear sub. codebooks were important than the technology was important. it was decided they would try and recover. there's a meeting in my apartment in new york with the general counsel of the eye it, the dpd howard hughes. if they were going to do that, they had to build the bustle, a large vessel with the whole of the center scoop this out. you had to think about what is the russians decided but we were doing was looking for that been aware was pure but would have been if they fired on us? couldn't bring it to i.e. put it on the beach? that wasn't going to work? said they had to find some p
poverty, it didn't provide a way to change ghettoization, it didn't reach the full goals that the participants in the civil rights movement were really aspiring to of freedom, of power. and so what you had in the starting really in '66 it became a very big call was a question, black power. how do we build black power? there were dozens of organizations in most major cities asking this question and trying to thub it. think about it. there were a lot of different kinds of approaches. one important kind of theoretical answer to this was to say we're not just going to, you know, it's not that we just want to be part of america. america as it's constituted is an imperial power, and we need to challenge that imperialism as part and parcel of the colonial struggle not only in africa, but nationally. so there were organizations in the bay area asking that question on a small scale. one organization called the rove louis their action movement, both bobby seale and huey newton participated and drew a number of ideas from there, but there were different kinds of answers, right? and
things have changed since president reagan was in office, some important fundamentals, those who speak to who we are as americans, have not. i believe that our guest today governor jeb bush understands this. and it's one of the reasons that after having left office just about six years ago he remained an extremely important national voice in the republican party. as we prepare to welcome the governor to the stage, let's first take stock and a handful of issues that we know where of vital importance to ronald reagan and square them up against the words and deeds of jeb bush on the same critical topics today. what are the fundamental issues? we know ronald reagan spent much of his life trying to cut taxes for the average american. he was convinced that it was the man or woman on the street who knew how to spend their dollar more wisely than the federal government and he did all in his power to prove it by cutting taxes. governor jeb bush was in office he cut taxes on floridians by $20 billion. let's talk abut the size of government. ronald reagan was in the white house he dramatically re
's relationship with her changes, changes from uncle cleve, the godfather, to a romantic interest. cleveland starts sending her letters with poems and sends her roses, and it's the full court press on courting her. >> you can watch this and other programs online at booktv.org. >> you're watching booktv. and now former florida governor jeb bush argues that the nation's immigration policy should be overhauled to reflect our current economic needs, but also should be b clear enough to enforce properly. this is a little under an hour. [applause] >> now, our love whered president finish beloved president ronald reagan passed away almost ten years ago. but as many in this audience know, it seems nearly impossible to follow political news without hearing some reference to our 40th president. his memory, his name and, fortunately, his legacy seem to be ubiquitous as our country grapples with the challenges of our time. for many years, probably starting with the day after president reagan left office in 1989, there's been a famous question often asked when this is a particularly vexing problem facing
wire you writing a book called creating just as? >> guest: i strongly believe in social change. my background is as a public defender. this seems to me that communication is the vehicle to awareness, education, and to move public opinion to the opinion in the direction of what i am considering a more enlightened point of view. >> guest: in your book to use any of your cases, public defender cases as examples? >> none of the cases i've worked on while i was in the public defender's office made it this far. but i do write about cases that i think have a chance to study, had a chance to talk to the lawyers and had a chance to talk to some individuals involved, a family member to family members of the journalists, so they don't come from my personal experience, but a lot of in-depth study. >> host: that change in dna technology, is that beneficial to defendants? >> guest: yes, it can be. a fellow who is on the jacket of my book, it very aptly named individual. the first person exonerated from death row across the country. 1993. first-person exonerating based on dna. and it came to him
were all from harvard. and she told me how it changed her life. but she became a writer after that as well. i have several of my interns here now, and i just listen to that story. that's how life goes. and so it got me so interested that i decided that book, i would call it "news work." it would be the first of a series. and it has been such exciting -- the second book was the, took a year inside five government press offices; white house, state department, pentagon, food and drug administration, department of transportation. and you never know when you write a book. while i'm there with the department, at the department of transportation with the secretary and the snow is falling and we look out the window, and a plane has crashed into the 14th street bridge. you remember that. and we're there, and i am there to write everything that the government does in return to a crisis. that's the way it goes. again, we did one on the house -- on the senate first. so it's a year wandering around inside the senate. senators walk a lot, you know? they have to go from their offices to the
now, enron, when there was a seat change of regulation in the united states. i said a foot fall is like a murder charge, trying to explain the severity of the change in the regulatory environment. it did change. sarbanes-oxley brought about enormous change in corporate governance, and companies felt vulnerable, and so they all went to their own lawyer representing them, and what happened is that ceos of companies were really downgradeed in the management of an institution. in some cases, it may have been good. many many cases, it was nod got. when a board is trying to really run a company that's operating in 10 countries where the management knows moment to moment what's going on directors come, you know, four times a year, and no matter how dill janet they are, it's rather difficult for them to have a detailed knowledge of what it is to take to run that company. the management of aig traveled constantly, on the road constantly, and regional executives, the reporting was on a realtime basis. i could tell aig results by two days. i would know anything i wanted to know about the c
of their influence, changing the world. this whole idea of leadership was challenged. you can even argue if you look at this that after they formalized this, they actually lost a little bit and you can argue about the influence. it got me thinking about the world of elected officials that have this formal authority. >> you haven't done time, have you? >> no, i have not done time. but this idea that we have to wait around for the white horse. i have been waiting around and somewhere expecting it was arnold schwarzenegger. he married maria shriver, that was good, then he got in and president obama had been under that notion to the notion that we had to wait around for someone else to solve our problems. it got me walking down this path. what is happening with these popular movement here in america, occupy movement, the tea party, et etc. there is an energy out there. >> we are talking about estonia, south korea, a lot of people in search of innovation at the head of what we have. they're places throughout the globe that have a learning curve in terms of what you're talking about. >> he's going to come
, especially with social justice and wanting the kind of change that will be better for society. i am delighted to be here at cooper union and i am delighted of the sponsorship of n.y.u. which i am very familiar with so i feel at home for a lot of reasons and i appreciate the fact you braved the weather and the elements for three yesterday was so beautiful. what happened today? this is new york but it can change so dramatically and so quickly. i feel very at home because i have an early experience of learning about human rights. very early. growing up in the west of ireland wedged between two brothers and older and two brothers younger i had to be interested in equality and human rights but using my elbows to assert myself but as i try to explain in the book but that was not the norm but growing up in ireland where girls and women knew their place in the home or as a 90 or possibly to become a writer or a artist or a musician. i was very aware this you seem to have much more options even though my parent's repeated i had the same opportunities that my brothers had and they would support me in t
to $1723. and 20 and 36 years. that is quite the change. so how do hedge funds -- how do these investments actually make money? if you master this technique, you can go get a job on wall street. this is the craziest thing i ever came across. are you ready for this? okay. you have to create something that is designed to fail and then you can collect insurance on it. so does the equivalent of you going to work, soul burn down within six months. and then you take an insurance policy out on the building. how long do you think the blast if you do that? not too long. but that is what we will get into next. did you ever hear the words financial innovations? these are the terms that are used. when i first saw these, my eyes glazed over and i thought oh, my goodness. i bought a textbook on one of them costing $90. i read two pages and it was all math. i had to put the book down. i could not deal with it. i could not get past two pages. the worst $90 i ever spent. okay. here's what we will talk about. that is the housing boom. if you look at that and start with a graph that i have -- if we went back
. but several astonishing insights that blackett's small team proved early on changed their minds. probably dramatic was a calculation the scientists made showing that the tactics the navy had orders its air crews to follow in attacking u-boats -- even though it seems like a perfectly sensible approach on its face -- was, in fact, unlikely ever successful in sinking a u-boat. the navy commanders had actually done a somingly reasonable calculationing themselves. -- seemingly reasonable calculation themselves. they knew how much time typically elapsed between the moment a patrol plane spotted a u-boat and the u-boat spotted the patrol plane and dove beneath the surface. they knew how fast a u-boat could dive. they knew it was of 45 seconds that a u-boat had been out of sight by the time the patrol plane got into position to develop a depth charge, and they figure a u-boat could have gotten to about 150 feet below the surface at that point. so they said, okay, 150 feet, that's the best average. the trouble was, as blackett's scientists realized once they started sifting through this data, was
the narrative. we need to do challenge the narrative to make changes to dive frank to prevent the further acquisition from the power of god frank. he is willing to asked why the fdic is the entity in charge of the authority. lie in which it has no experience to regulate insurance or hedge funds can suddenly become a regulator. it is a hard question. one of those could be a force booker good if used properly citibank had problems. [laughter] could use the liquidation authority to wind down citibank and send a message to the market's, there will be consequences for failure and would that change the consequences? you cannot define what is systemic and to all circumstances ocher. but timothy geithner response is what regulators do whatever they want and we will figure it out, i trust us. what would peter do during the crisis? and what is appropriate? i look forward to discussion of these issues and congratulate you on your block. [applause] >> thank you very much. is an honor to be here and comment on peter's book in the '60s willis friedman and and the shorts set out to do difficult things a
. these are changing times but the importance of storytelling will never change so i will remain cautiously terrified optimistic. [laughter] >> if we went down the dark ages we may have thought this guy was falling since the dawn of time there is stuff we just don't understand and things change. i can tell you how many devices i put my phone numbers and since 1978 and now i cannot remember. some changes, hopefully our health is the most important. it is scary. we don't know. when i was in first grade we would go outside in the hallway with duck and cover. so i am optimistic about the human race and on the day to day basis it annoys me but i think writing is the highest form of transcendence that we have. it is still the thought that counts. >> i cannot tell you how many times i am on a panel about the future of the printed word and there are seats full and people turn out to for this and that gives me optimism. we will survive. the platform if it is the printed word i'd go with the might daughters to on walden pond one of the greatest used used bookstores in the country and the dusting is milled in t
that is going to change some. there are going to be some people who see us, see me in particular as having taken sides. so i often get asked why did you do this? and i think the fact is for both of us we spent 40 years building some capital and a reputation and they're comes a point you feel like you need to use that capital because the stakes are too high, the consequences are great, and we both believe that we are had a really critical point in this political system. we face huge problems in the country. short term and long term. and if we are going to leach the system of problem solvers and in up with people who say things like richard murdock, the new republican nominee for the senate in indiana said yesterday which is my idea of compromise is on the move to accept my position. if that is how we are going to be faced with making policy decisions that are going to be very tough and painful for americans as all major changes in social policy whether the expanded government or contract government do they disrupt people's lives almost by definition and you can't make that work and create a sense
at the brookings institute visits former subjects to see how things have changed in their careers and journalism in general. this is about an hour. >> senator rubio, i better drink my water first. >> this is very exciting for me, for my wife, because we were friends of karla and david coen. feel we were here at the creation of politics and prose, and the incredible job they did and the idea there would be a second act would be so creative and so exciting under brad and lisa. just means a lot to us. i'm very, very pleased that you would come out on valentine's day. i love you all. in fact i brought pens that are red. i will sign all books with red pens and put in a heart and an xo, hugs and kisses, as well. if you wish them. and the ancient history behind this book has been largely told by brad and his introduction. i did come to brookings in 1972 after being on the white house staff of two presidents. obviously i was going to be the presidency man in 1976, i wrote a book called "organizing the presidency" which basically said all i wanted to say at that time and i had to look around for another
an insurgent means to transform poverty. it didn't provide a way to change ghettoization and it didn't reach the full goal to the participants in the civil rights movement of freedom and power. what you have is really an in 66 it became a big cause. but power, how do we build black power? there were organizations in most major cities asking this question and try to think about it. there were a lot of different kinds of approaches. one important kind of answer to this was to say we are not just going to come its not that we just want to be part of america. america is an imperial power and we need to really challenge that imperialism and part them parcel the anticolonial struggles not only in africa but internationally. so there are or organizations in the bay area asking that question on a small scale. one organization is called armchair revolutions of the revolutionary -- and both bobby seale and huey p. newton participated. but there are four different kinds of answers. nothing had really emerged to tap that power of disruption. and what huey p. newton and bobby seale did that really starte
points. the brief is incoherent. no one could tell that the go standard it can change. two, the brief was profoundly misguided would damage the list for schoolchildren. there is no need to file the brief because the civil rights division are to have implement tenet standard for more than a decade. he did not notice only one of these three initially and consistent points could be right. though all three might be wrong. at the end of the meeting, my recommendation was not to file. i'd written a brief and i acquitted myself, but i can't know conker should be given to the violent. solicitor general bork also recommended not filing. that cost him a lot. he knew this would be his last chance for influence in a subject you care deeply about. but if that discouraging defiance was more important and attorney general bv agreed to solicitor general bork. this one in my hand may be the only copy though perhaps al gore cannot really be retained copies for their files, too. i'm sure earlier tests photocopied by the civil rights division for the benefit of the price lawyers. that group made a stiff
, that isn't what the constitution says. it wasn't our troubled history with special prosecutors that changed my mind and converted me to the prospective, the view by the way that is laid out in justice scalia's descent. it was a recognition that the constitution is an appeal to function as a claim that something else would be better than the constitution. that may or may not be true, but it isn't an admissible argument about the structure that we have and that is today's prevailing view. they can claim credit for bringing about that change in our jurisprudence. i've gone on too long but i can't close with one vignette from the post solicitor general. you remember he was locked during the 1987 hearings he wanted to be on the court because it would be an intellectual feast. that sounded like the ivory tower by you probably don't remember the rest of his answer. the book sets out and i quote i would like to leave a reputation as a judge that understood the constitutional governments and contributed his bit to the ways the five described in the committee. the constitutional structure is the most
of change that will be better for society and nice to be here in the union and i very much appreciate also the sponsorship of ireland, which i'm very familiar with, a place i have many times visited and enjoyed. it is home for a lot of reasons and i appreciate the fact that you braved the elements and yesterday with such a beautiful day and what happened today that can change so dramatically and so quickly? as i say i feel very at home because i had an early experience of learning about human rights, very early and growing up in the west of ireland, the only girl wedge between four brothers, older than me and two youngsters and me of course i had to be more interest in human rights and equality but using my elbows and generally asserting myself but as i tried to explain in the book because it is good to record, that wasn't the norm. the ireland i was growing up in was and ireland where girls and women knew their place, their place was in the home or in the nunnery or if they were talented enough they could become writers or artists or musicians. i was very aware that boys had much more opt
to be here. welcome. big data is going to change how we live, work and think, and our journey begins with a story, and the story begins with the flu. every year the winter flu kills tens of thousands of people around the world, but in 2009 a new virus was discovered, and experts feared it might kill tens of millions. there was no vaccine available. the best health authorities could do was to slow its spread. but to do that, they needed to know where it was. in the u.s. the centers for disease control have doctors report new flu cases, but collecting the data and analyzing it takes time. so the cdc's picture of the crisis was always a week or two behind. which is an eternity when a pandemic is underway. around the same time, engineers at google developed an alternative way to predict the spread of the flu. not just nationally, but down to regions in the united states. they used google searches. now, google handles more than three billion searches a day and saves them all. google took 50 million of the most common-searched terms that americans use and compared when and where these term
, throughout all this period muybridge is changing his name, changing his name every five years. he comes to new york, he changes his name to edward muygridge. he goes to california, he changes his name to edward muybridge. he goes to england, he comes back as a photographer, he changes his name to helios, the god of the sun. [laughter] he calls himself helios, the photographic or artist. [laughter] a couple of years of that, he changes his name again. so he's on the one hand reinventing himself and on the other trying to figure out what to do. he becomes a landscape photographer. he takes the most impressive photographs of yosemite valley, that gash in the middle of california with its tissue-like waterfalls and its sheer rock faces. quote mite, which has -- yosemite which has become already the emblem of the western frontier. it's romantically inflated in the imagination of not only the americans, but the europeans. it represents what it is to be a part of this western expanding empire of the united states. he talks these giant photographs of yosemite which sell very well on the east co
how did you come to the changing our thinking on this interesting topic? >> this topic of felch terse hawk in dove gets people riled up. you want to have a debate you bring up the word of voucher and people have very strong opinions. i am a democrat. i spent my entire life since i was in the second grade and i said what's the difference between a republican and democrat he said democrats care more about, you know, the people that have less and republicans want to make money to the i said well i am a democrat. and i have been ever since. and so when i got to d.c. what education reform should look like and what it shouldn't and where i drew a bright line on the vouchers because in the democratic party we think they are bad because you are taking money away from the schools that need it the most and only helping a few kids. when i arrived in washington, we had a publicly funded voucher program, and people -- it was about to be free authorized and people wanted me to lehane monegan you are the top education official. what do you think about the program? do pretty much knew what i thought
people, all that changed with the first part of the book but to show what we meant to the country. a couple that i will talk about briefly, a book was written that was about a russian submarine that went down in the northwest pacific and the russians did not know where the hell it was and could not find it. the u.s. knew exactly where was and wanted to recover it because code books were important and technology was important. there is a meeting in my apartment in new york this the day and a of the howard hughes they had to build the vessel with a hole in the center to scoop up the sub but what if the russians decided would fire on it? we could not bring it to hawaii. they had to find a pacific island tenuous position -- possession and build the pork. we provided the insurance not many companies would have the vision to have the underwriting skill to take on a project like that i was in hong kong with the board meeting of aig and i had a call that the "l.a. times" had broke the story. obviously the did not provide the intermission we had even if i got technology at of it. here is o
st century so far, i itemized some of the incredible impressive changes just in the last 12 years, 12 or 13 years that have moved our society continuing in the direction of more social justice and more democracy. as you wil all know, martin lutr king had this great phrase, at the arc of history is long, but it bends towards justice. but what he did notice that somebody has to bend it. somebody has to take responsibility for moving the arc towards justice. the people that are wrote about in my book are the people who were the vendors of society. let me tell you about a few of them. then draw some lessons and give your quiz. i was in milwaukee about three or four months ago giving a talk at the university of wisconsin in milwaukee, and one of the great heroes in my book is a guy named victor berger. victor berger was the first socialist congressman, elected from milwaukee in 1911. and while he was in milwaukee he organized the labor movement and the socialist party take over the city government. they instituted some incredible changes which other cities replicated all over the country.
the world more should be -- climate change, immigration, and terrorism. this is just under two hours. [applause] thank you so much, kathy. it's a particular pressure, as you might imagine, to have the hospitality of a distinguished center at the graduate center, the center on philanthropy andsivity society, and to also have it with a friendship of a terrific scholar who has been a friend for many years. i owe kathy a special debt in her generous invitation to me to be a senior scholar at the center and bring my small organization with me. thankthank you very much, kathy. it's because of her that i am here today, and here this fall and winter and at the city university. i sworn after i left maryland, having left rutgers i would not go back to the university again, but i'm very glad i broke that promise to myself and that i'm here. it's also a pleasure to be once again on the podium with francis fox piven. we met in the '70s when we were both regarded, even i was regarded as a radical scholar. some might not think it anyone. we were asked by james mcgregory to be the co-chair of the by
a revolutionary change in the world louseworts, revolutionary changes in terms of the way politics have shaped the sports that so many of us care about, yet you would never know that by reading the traditional sports media. anything you read the sports media and it reminds me of the old reporters to use to be normal was called the race speech for the new york times and 1950's and they would go down and cover that so rights movement and come back with the most insipid, juvenile, irrelevant stories of what they're seeing, like the quality of dr. martin the pickings suits . and so, how can you be expected to be a civic leader when he wears his baggy gray flannel suits that are so ill fitting. you read this. my god. you don't see what is happening right before your eyes. that is so much in the sports journalism today. before i talk about the revolution -- revolutionary changes i want to talk a little bit about sports journalism because i think most "-- sports journalism involves roughly three categories. the first is just, you could call it the us weekly. who is an athlete dating him what kind of
of compromises that some compromises are stepping stones toward greater change. some compromises are part of what progressives need to do to understand the difference between a sellout and a stepping stone when you're compromising. when we were debating the health care bill a couple of years ago in 2010 there was a lot of debate about what moves us forward in what is a sellout. and is really important for us to make that distinction. some politicians are always, always making compromises, but sometimes they're making compromises as allies on behalf of social movements. so the politicians include hiram johnson, the great governor of california who is is possible for the first minimum-wage law, a workmen's compensation law, the first major regulations on the railroad industry, corporations. his counterpart in the 1930's, radical governor of minnesota. marcantonio, the great congressman from new york who is a protege of someone also in my book, the mayor of new york. and the great paul melson who died more than ten years ago in a tragic airplane crash was a great hero and the principal politician. t
to this and we cannot deny the contours' of the change already taking place in your world, the media, a block the newspapers, it is obvious now in hindsight but the music industry and tell monetized saying you're not buying albums in the more we have a wonderful debate about my digitation and flipping feta classroom to expand the classroom. >> host: forgive me, as the governor on the board, in terms of treating citizenship with young people the responsibility of the institutions and colleges? >> guest: i have a three and a half year-old daughter, you all had this experience, she pulled out my phone and i am mesmerized she discovers things i did not know existed. i feel she is a prodigy. >> host: when she and estonia? [laughter] >> guest: then one year ago they start early with pre-preschool in every single one maybe there were not prodigy's but wired differently. the evolution the you cannot educate my daughter like i was educated. the generation of choice you cannot have a row of desks and a bell ringing during ben franklin's time with single subjects in teachers and a mass education environ
, and if it changes policies for the better and very specific concrete ways, there is something to be said for journalism that permanently complicates or maybe just momentarily interrupts understanding of the world we live in. i can't say that all or even most of the riding i have done has accomplished that goal but something to aspire to. before i go further i want to thank the people who let me write about their lives, particularly gerald stewart and her mother, mary lowry who is principal of the high school and aid in kelly who is a teacher and administrator, not only i opening to spend time with them but also a lot of private time and i feel privileged to have met all. just a brief word about them. people who know mary know that she is always at harry walker high school. drive-by on weekends her car is in front, you drive by at night and her car is out front and on holidays her car is out front yet somehow she does sunday mornings with me talking about her work in life and i used to wonder how she found time to do something for herself. imac gerald at the start of her freshman year in
-americans and very frustrated at the slow pace of change and civil rights change particularly in urban areas in the north and west dr. king disparate in late 1967 that he thought the united states was moving quickly towards a fascist, towards fascism, towards a fascist state but the inevitable response the violence that is occurring both by the police and the right into the signal from the symbolism of vietnam was that we are quickly turning towards fascism. and so in december of 1967 he announces the poor people's campaign in which his organization would bring waves of the nation's poor and disinherited to washington, d.c. to demand for the redress of the grievances by the government to secure the jobs and income for all adding that the poor would stay on till america responds. but he envisioned this campaign has not just black and white but one that included mexican-americans, puerto ricans and native americans as well and he had hoped the campaign would do the number of things, three primary goals. transform the struggle of human-rights, bring about the federal government's re-dedication
of the changes that are happening, let's go through those and what you can expect the next year or so. this one area that the president is not going to compromise. i think there is a good chance that we will see the destruction of private health insurance in this country relatively quickly. among the big changes that we have seen. a lot of pharmaceutical companies. pfizer and merck. we have seen huge increases a lot of changes in terms of health care premiums. and as you can see, these are from the bureau of labor statistics. the consumer price index numbers, the price of health care insurance, you can see that it was rising up until the end of 2007 and then pretty much falling until the beginning of 2011. then we had over the next 24 months, we had about a 20% increase in the price of health insurance. that changed recently started when the obamacare regulation started going into effect. he started seeing the drops in health insurance premiums and this huge increase. some are very involved in politics. apparently there was a big increase in the private insurance premiums for health care. and h
" magazine to be can barely care enough to get a blog post out of it. so what changed that was the betrayal of gay people in the media. we got used to seeing that the relationships come to gay lesson in media and realized segura said. not that big of a deal. but that only changes that paper trails are accurate and fair. media images resonate, especially with those who have no practical experience. i was in a band that was moderately successful here in bloomington to call the boys fan. resupply at jake's in the blooper to make a sign to motown from here and made a record for them. one of the last things i did with the band is moving to and played for two months at a club over there. there wasn't much to do. we don't speak the language and read the language, you can't listen to the radio. you can't watch television, but the one thing i can do is go to the movie theater and watch american movies because they don't dove over the lines. they just have subtitles in japanese. it was like being an american theater except i was the only western person in a 200 seat theater. not the only black person
said you voted -- visited three different trips did you sense a change of attitude or frustration levels? if you can apply to yourself or how the incites change. >> in june there was a sense of survivor euphoria. a great openness. maybe not fully comprehending what had happened. you can only take in so much loss at a time but i returned in september and a large force seven typhoon came up the coast. not much in the news here and usually the typhoon's go to the west side of japan. but this one came blasting up the coast. all the rice farmers i know, the land was covered in three and 4 feet of bodies and debris and boats, not we wanted to grow food but they were donated swale and maneuver and just growing winter vegetables because they had to have something to eat. just trying to survive. when the typhoon came, it completely flooded everything with that was planted, even many temporary houses where people were moved after they got out of the evacuation centers then they had to be evacuated again. but it went through the bottom floor of the store so they were repairing their houses.
, gonzales the outlaws alone will not change people's behavior. the law does not change people's mind probably nothing that samuel lido has written is enough for somebody to say i will do what they say. the way to change minds is to learn and lived experience and depth of the to go deeper into conversation to get beyond assumptions and stereotypes. i did a radio interview with "the post" very libertarian of progress avast what about the people they say they use that for birth control? i think anyone who says that demonstrates how little they know about abortion or birth control but the fact these are common assumptions that people do think this people to do not flat out disapprove of the right to choose busy easy assumption made in our culture through having intimate deeper conversations about why abortion is a necessary. even if your man and have never been pregnant but why it is necessary as a bright that we should respect and protect. the best social media can help achieve this. been individuals don't consider themselves activist or to get engaged can do. one of the most important
and judgment and a bridle at the idea. several astonishing insights early on change their mind. the most erratic was a simple but important calculation of the scientists made showing that the tactics were a perfectly sensible approach. navy commander actually had a seemingly reasonable calculation themselves. they knew how much time elapsed between the moment when they spotted u-boat. they knew how fast they could go. so they multiply. they knew it was about 45 seconds that it typically had been out of sight by the time it actually got in position to drop it. they figured u-boat with the 150 people at the service at that point. so they said, okay. that is the best average. and the trouble was one that had been out of commission for five seconds also had time to take something out left to or right. so even though the charges were probably at the right depth on average, there were almost always wrong steps and missing targets. fewer than 1% of the u-boats are being successfully attacked. science has proposed an incredibly important change. they said change the setting from 150 feet to 25 f
and education reporting specifically, is that one. sometimes journalism does change policy for the better in very specific and concrete way small but i think there is something to be said for journalism that permanently complicates or maybe even just momentarily interrupts our understanding of the world we live in. i cannot say that all or even most of the riding that i have done has accomplished that goal, but it is something to aspire to a least. before i go any further, i want to thank the people who let me write about their lives, particularly steward and a mother. it is a teacher and administrator. it was not only i opening to spend time with them, but also a lot of fun at times. i feel privileged. just a brief word about them, people who know marry laurie know that she was always at perry walker a school. you drive by and on weekends commander car is out in front. you drive by at night in a car is out front. you drive by on holidays and a karzai front. yet somehow despite all she does she found time to spend many sunday mornings of me talking about her working life. i used to wonder
and time again with casey, with dozenless, with carhart that laws alone without context will not change people's behavior. no offense to the attorneys in the room. but laws themselves do not change people's minds. nothing -- probably nothing that harry plaqueman -- blackman or samuel alito has written is enough to make someone say, oh, okay, i'll do what they say. it's having these ways to change minds is through learned experience, through lived experience, through empathy and through being able to go deeper into conversation and getting beyond the assumptions and beyond the stereotypes about why people access this health service. i had a, i did a radio interview earlier today where the host,-very libertarian and very progressive, asked me what do you think of the people who say, oh, women just use abortion for birth control. i said, well, i think anyone who says that demonstrates how little they know about abortion, how little they know about birth control for that matter too. but these are common assumptions. people do still think this. people who do not flat out disapprove of the ri
to have firearms. >> 1938 is a long time ago. that was the law of the land until 2008. what change during that time. >> i always find that out at shows how gun control can work. very serious restrictions on non. >> all of our gun massacres, none have been committed with a fully automatic weapon. but what happened, you had the firearms act and importantly the 1960s have been. the racial turbulence of the 60s and the assassination of president kennedy, his brother, martin luther king eventually produced another gun control act. there was support for that and even in the leadership of the nra at the time. charlton heston subscribe to a statement that was read by another hollywood tough guy calling for some kind of regulation to prevent this repetition of the assassinations. they think like a lot of gun control measures comely support them in california. ronald reagan supported a gun-control measure because black panthers are running around the state legislature. it made it impossible to do that impose a waiting period on the time you needed people to apply for a handgun and actually being ab
of the priests changing the very substance, it's an act almost of new creation, uncreates the dog, the host, or the wine, and you create under a mere rack -- miracleous -- that made my go a step further and say what gave the priest this tremendous power? i started looking at the assessment, and the od thing is in the time of jesus, there were no followers. no more priests among the followers of jesus. there were priests, of course, the jewish priests, and the original followers of jesus went to tell. , observed worship, and went to synagogue. when paul went back from traveling, met james, ahead of the church in jerusalem, he said, you're traveling, a good jew, go to the temple and be purr mid. he did. they had priests such that they were the jewish priests, but aside from that, the followers of jesus never offeredded sacrifice, which is what a priest does. paul mentions ministries like excysts, readers, speakers in tongues, healers, interpreters of tongues. all of these, but never mentions priests or calls himself a priest, never calls anyone else that he worked with a priest. peter was not
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